This animated Power Point can be used with middle school students to teach them what characteristics (color, temperature, size, composition, brightness) scientists use to classify stars. In addition, this presentation defines the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram and presents the framework of the H-R Diagram. Print out the first slide for the students. As the slide presentation runs, students fill in the notes. These notes are attractive and student friendly.
The teacher will need background knowledge of this topic to lead a lecture while the Power Point Presentation is running.